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Who Shows Up for Teachers? Coalition-Building in the Era of Educator Activism

"Teaching is a political act," argues teacher-turned-politician John Waldron. And it's going to take more organizing to rescue public education. (May 21, 2019)

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Teens Need to Be Able to Discern Fact From Fiction. That's Where Adults Come In

Media literacy is becoming more challenging by the day. That's why teacher and parents need to team up, argues Mike Stone. (May 17, 2019)

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How Two Opposing Education Philosophies Hurt Students

Some schools embrace a "tough" approach, while others go for "fluff." Neither is right, argues veteran principal Howard Fields. (May 15, 2019)

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Why We Weren't Surprised to See Teachers Holding a Noose

No, many educators don't just "know better" when it comes to acts of racial violence, write Shaun R. Harper and James Bridgeforth. (May 14, 2019)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (March 18, 2019)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Teacher Voices

Enrichment Isn't Just for Gifted Students

All students should have the chance to follow their passions and explore their curiosity, write teachers Stephanie Curtis and Adrienne Stanley. (May 22, 2019)

We Need More Teachers of Color. Let's Scrap Exams That Keep Them Out of the Classroom

Teacher licensure exams push many aspiring teachers of color out of the profession before they have a chance to start, writes Emery Petchauer. (May 7, 2019)

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From school shootings to student suicides to hurricanes and more: School leaders open up about how they faced some of the most difficult circumstances of their careers. (November 27, 2018)

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